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oDesk
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

oDesk is the marketplace for online work-teams, with a business model that works for both employers and contractors. Their unique approach guarantees to employers that an hour billed is an hour...

Carl EspostiOct 06, 2010 07:34 pm GMT4016 views
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oDesk
Q&A: Gary Swart Explains How oDesk Braved the Innovator’s Dilemma
document Cloud Labor

According to oDesk CEO Gary Swart, oDesk has about 1.1 million contractors. And it's pretty viral at this point. Contractors bring contractors. And so they get about 2,000 a day signing up...

Marco TorquatiDec 27, 2011 09:11 am GMT1876 views
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Q&A: Gary Swart Explains How oDesk Braved the Innovator’s Dilemma
ODesk to be world's largest online workplace: CEO Gary Swart
document Cloud Labor

Independent research firm Genesis Research Associates recently surveyed oDesk's contractor base, and more than 8,000 oDeskcontractors around the world responded. The survey found that:...

Marco TorquatiJul 12, 2012 08:02 am GMT1861 views
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ODesk to be world's largest online workplace: CEO Gary Swart
Some Big News: oDesk to Merge with Elance
article Cloud Labor

The answer is pretty simple: we think we can do a better job this way. We are both inspired by a similar vision: to deliver online work experiences that create freedom and boundless opportunity for...

Jayne AnnDec 19, 2013 04:20 am GMT447 views
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Some Big News: oDesk to Merge with Elance
Mechanical Turk vs oDesk: My experiences
document Cloud Labor

Mechanical Turk tends to shine in cases where demand is super bursty. A task appears out of nowhere, it requires 1000 people to work on it for 2-3 hours each, and get it done within a couple of...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 19, 2012 07:35 am GMT2698 views
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Mechanical Turk vs oDesk: My experiences
10 Tips for startup’s hiring freelancers on Odesk, eLance or Freelancer
document Cloud Labor

These are some of the top things to do to help select quality, professional freelancers: -Set up a Google Docs spreadsheet so that you can share information very easily. -Post an ad on...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 11, 2012 01:04 pm GMT2493 views
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10 Tips for startup’s hiring freelancers on Odesk, eLance or Freelancer
CEO Gary Swart of oDesk: Next president should focus on self-employed to boost economy
article Cloud Labor

Advancements in Internet-based services and broadband access in particular are giving workers unprecedented flexibility in how, where and when they work, empowering more and more workers to embark...

Harshida PatelNov 08, 2012 12:17 pm GMT1996 views
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CEO Gary Swart of oDesk: Next president should focus on self-employed to boost economy
Finding the right “match” on oDesk: an interview with Matt Cooper
article Cloud Labor

According to oDesk’s Vice President of Marketplace Operations Matt Cooper, oDesk has more than 500,000 registered Filipino contractors. Administrative, customer service and data entry jobs are what...

Harshida PatelNov 18, 2012 01:13 pm GMT3176 views
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Finding the right “match” on oDesk: an interview with Matt Cooper
The Fundamental Difference Between TopCoder and Elance or oDesk
article Cloud Labor

There are many other differences, such as the Elance and oDesk model really being a compelling market for smaller and medium-sized businesses who just have a very specific project (or part of a...

Pablo BracciniApr 07, 2013 12:16 am GMT1620 views
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The Fundamental Difference Between TopCoder and Elance or oDesk
Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask)
article Cloud Labor

While visions of strategic synergies and competitors running for cover danced in the heads of company executives, the scores of freelancers who use oDesk and Elance to find work or hire support...

Fritz SchaeferDec 27, 2013 04:01 am GMT720 views
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Everything You Wanted To Know About The Giant Elance, oDesk Merger & Ensuing Backlash (But Were Afraid To Ask)
Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: oDesk
document Tools

At oDesk, you don't really encounter problems with the whole system. The problem lies on the employers, especially on fixed price jobs. With fixed price jobs, it is the employer's...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 05, 2011 12:39 am GMT1769 views
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Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: oDesk
The Evolving Workplace: Power to the People
document Cloud Labor

The rapid growth of oDesk and other online hiring portals already shows that technology has progressed to the point where there is no longer a requirement to limit the talent search to one local...

Fiona MaresFeb 23, 2012 08:01 am GMT2161 views
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The Evolving Workplace: Power to the People
Networks for Remote Contractors See Massive Growth
document Cloud Labor

Venture capitalists seem to agree with the positive assessment of the space. oDesk announced on Thursday it has raised a $15 million Series D round of funding, bringing its total money raised to...

Jayne AnnMar 22, 2012 12:58 pm GMT2086 views
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Networks for Remote Contractors See Massive Growth
Visualizing the World of Cloud Labor
Cloud Labor

A deep dive into oDesk's data on the world of work provides some dramatic visualizations of what the crowdsourcing world actually looks like.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 05, 2012 03:46 pm GMT6919 views
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Ready... Aim... Hire! [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Crowdsourced labor is beginning to gain serious traction across the globe. oDesk, an online matchmaking marketplace for businesses and freelancers, recently conducted a survey asking nearly 3000 businesses who used the platform to answer questions ranging from ease of hiring talent online to their perception of the cloud laborers. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 15, 2012 10:43 pm GMT4572 views
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“Straight-Shootin’” Insights from oDesk’s Events in Texas
article Cloud Labor

Here are some important insights from oDesk’s events in Texas: 1. Use all the tools at your disposal to make hiring and managing as successful as possible. 2. Have realistic expectations and...

Sebastian BlancaOct 26, 2012 03:41 am GMT2110 views
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“Straight-Shootin’” Insights from oDesk’s Events in Texas
Why oDesk Has No Spammers
Cloud Labor

Contributing expert Panos Ipeirotis explains how a lack of anonymity helps oDesk keep its crowdsourcing platform spam-free.

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Panos IpeirotisOct 28, 2012 09:11 pm GMT4419 views
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oDesk.com – A new way of finding resources for projects
article Cloud Labor

Some of the crowdsourcing services include oDesk, Freelancer, Elance, Guru, and Fiverr. These online staffing platforms have a global reach. They also have tools and features for communication,...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 14, 2013 06:56 am GMT1298 views
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oDesk.com – A new way of finding resources for projects
$1 Billion Spent on Work Through oDesk [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

oDesk, the platform that helps to match up skilled workers from across the globe with employers, today announced that it has reached $1 billion in work purchased through its platform. The company also released lots of data showing the activity on its platform and the cloud labor space in general, predicting the market to grow to $5 billion in 2018.

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Anton RootAug 05, 2013 08:12 pm GMT2621 views
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oDesk's Matt Cooper on Crowdsourced Labor and the Enterprise
Cloud Labor

Crowdsourcing and online work have great potential to affect large enterprises. We speak with oDesk's Matt Cooper to find out what advantages his company offers to enterprises, and where the crowdsourced labor is going. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 27, 2013 05:30 pm GMT4183 views
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